Gene proudly served our country during the Vietnam era in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge from the service, Gene began his career in Safety and Risk Management at A.B. Chance Company in Centralia, Missouri. He went on to similar positions at Doe Run in Herculaneum, Missouri and St. Louis County Government, where he retired in 2007. Gene’s free time included fishing, reading, and gardening. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his bride, Bettie Allen of the home; two sons: Dale Allen of Duluth, Minnesota, and Mike Allen of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Melinda (Allen) Untiedt of St. Louis, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Clarence Allen Jr. of Chaparral, New Mexico, and Marvin Allen of Las Cruses, New Mexico.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for April. The family will provide more details as plans are finalized. In lieu of flowers. Memorial contributions in memory of Gene may be made to Lions Club-of which he was a member for many years- at Lions Club International Foundation, Department 4547, Carol Stream, Illinois, 60122-4547 or at http://bit.ly/LCIF_GeneAllen.